Giving thanks to God for His grace and abundant blessings, St. John XXIII Catholic Church continues to expand, flourish, and build its legacy with the dedication of its Parish Life Center (PLC) on November 18, 2018.
The need for this 20,000 square foot complex, housing nine multi-use classrooms with office space, fellowship hall, indoor/outdoor stage, and commercial kitchen, grew as the parish expanded from several hundred families when it began in 2002 to a parish that now serves more than 3500 families in 2018. We anticipate at least 500 more families to register at the parish over the next five years.
The vision for a Parish Life Center began with founding pastor, Rev. Charles K. Sullivan; was maintained by parish interim administrator Rev. Marc Lussier, MSA; and became reality under the guidance of our current pastor Rev. Robert Tabbert, who arrived at St. John XXIII in May, 2007.
Realizing that the parish had simply outgrown its space, having to turn the Narthex into make-shift classrooms for Faith Formation and the Chapel into a Community Room, Father Robert Tabbert, working with numerous parish ministries, began to develop a long-range plan to make the vision of a Parish Life Center a reality.
The first step in this process began with a six-month campaign in the summer of 2013 to eliminate the parish mortgage debt. Due to the remarkable generosity of parishioners, St. John XXIII was debt free by December, 2014.